Watch "Argo" Movie Review! 


For my written review, click here.

Interview with Ben Affleck, click here.

Interview with Bryan Cranston, click here.

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Check Out Trailer, New Poster for "Hitchcock!" It's Psycho! 


I can't wait for November 23rd when this film opens! It's about the making of "Psycho," and the love affair between Hitchcock and his wife and partner, Alma Reville.

Take a look at the brand new trailer by clicking here:

Here's more info on "Hitchcock" from Apple:

Genre:DramaOfficial

Site:http://www.hitchcockthemovie.com/

Director:Sacha Gervasi

Cast:Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D'Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, Kurtwood Smith

Writers:John J. McLaughlin

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Ben Affleck Talks About “Argo” 


Okay, I admit, I love “Argo,” and let me tell you, it’s so easy to interview stars when you love the movie. Yet, confession time, meeting Ben Affleck, the star/director of the film, made me kind of nervous. And I haven’t been that nervous meeting a celebrity and I’ve been doing this for years! Probably because, I respect Mr. Affleck, and I admire his skills as a director.

In “Argo,” Affleck also stars as Tony Mendez, the CIA’s best exfiltration specialist. He’s assigned to free the six Americans hiding in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. His plan? To make a fake movie. But the mission is all real.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** He’s 3 for 3 in film directing (“Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town,” “Argo”)
*** His Middle East studies in college – so “Argo” is like his thesis
*** What was his intent in making “Argo?”
*** How did he separate fact from fiction in making a dramatic film grounded in reality like “Argo”
*** How did he inspire himself and crew in making “Argo?”
*** The hair!

Have fun!



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Bryan Cranston Interview for “Argo” 


Bryan Cranston stars as assistant deputy director of the CIA, Jack O’Donnell, in “Argo.” He’s the boss of Ben Affleck’s character, Tony Mendez. It’s always a pleasure to talk to the fantastic Mr. Cranston, as he is from my neck of the woods, the Coachella Valley. Plus, he’s just plain brilliant and down-to-earth even after getting his career-defining gig in “Breaking Bad.”

In this interview, we talked about:

*** “Argo’s” levity – for a political drama it’s funny
*** What got him interested in making “Argo”
*** Working with Affleck both as an actor and director
*** How did Affleck inspire him
*** How did he find the likeability aspect of his character?
*** Of course, our favorite topic, Palm Desert

Have fun!



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"Argo" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does Ben Affleck Get? 


When “Gone Baby Gone” came out in 2007, I thought the idea of Ben Affleck, the director, was just a fluke. Sure, he created one of the finest films of that year, but how could a leading man who once dated Jennifer Lopez craft a thought-provoking film?


And then, “The Town” was released three years later, and I started paying attention. Affleck could be one of the best storytellers of his generation. Fast forward to now with his brilliant “Argo” and you can call me a believer. Yes, Affleck is a master storyteller.

From the informative opening credits to the humanistic ending, “Argo” is a well-told film about the Iran hostage crisis. For a political drama, this film has such levity that it might as well have been an action-packed rescue movie. Read More...

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